One of the purposes of handing out business cards is you want to garner someone's interest. Their attention. Most business cards don't deliver on this. Mind you, I didn't say business cards weren't needed or effective, just sometimes they lack something.
Like staying power.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and come out of the closet. I'm a business card addict. I have a box full of these critters.
The good. The bad. The downright ugly... I keep them. Why?
Because I can learn something from each of these cards. I guess talking to myself shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone as I'm a writer (yes, I have voices in my head and yes, I talk back to them...) so whenever someone hands me a business card, I ask my little voices questions like:
Do I like this card? Why/why not?
What about this card is unneeded?
Is it too busy? Is it professional?
How is the quality? <~ again, don't be surprised here. I'm a sensory person and if a card feels cheap, it's noted immediately and the person suddenly doesn't look professional. Very bad impression if you want to present yourself as a professional. If you need to watch your budget (like we all do) check out Vistaprint - they always have a sale going on.
One of my favorite business cards is from a woman I met two years ago at the Polly Crockett Festival in Cowan, TN. Her name? Jennifer Redstreake. (Check out her site on Etsy. She's a gifted artist!)
Being in a particularly creative mood one afternoon, I decided to repurpose some pages from one of my damaged books (see more ideas Here!) and I came up with these.
There are tons of different ways you can spice up your business card and make it memorable ~ your only limit is your imagination.
What are some of your ideas?
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